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    Nike launches sneaker range made from pineapple leaf fibers


    Nike has teamed up with Piñatex on the “ Happy Pineapple ” pack, a collection of sneakers that use a pineapple-based material. The silhouettes featured in the new pack include the Nike Air Force 1 , Free Run Trail , Air Max 95 , Air Max ...

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    Nike is the most resold brand


    According to the British energy comparison website SaveOnEnergy , Nike is “by far” the most resold brand in the world. Based on the survey carried out from June 4 to 7, it found that the brand had a “staggering” 1,160,153 listings in total across the resale sites Depop , ...

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    Nike stops supplying Designer Brands


    Nike has decided to stop supplying Designer Brands as the U.S. footwear company, largely known for its DSW banner, builds up its direct-to-consumer strategy while increasing its exposure to athletic shoes. Nike is engaged in a policy of eliminating many “undifferentiated” wholesale accounts. Nike, which is ...

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    Shoe Carnival continues to break records


    After posting its best ever fiscal fourth quarter, Shoe Carnival booked record quarterly net sales of $328.5 million in the first quarter ended May 1, a 122.7 percent increase from a year earlier, despite substantially all of its stores being closed for about half of the quarter due to ...

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    Nike is now refurbishing sneakers


    Nike has begun selling reconditioned sneakers at “up to” 15 stores in the U.S., with plans for more. The program is not going to be implemented in Europe until further notice. Inaugurated on April 12, the Nike Refurbished program operates with Nike sneakers returned within 60 days ...

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    Top footwear brands gain 9% in value


    Footwear is the only subsector of the Brand Finance Apparel 50 2021 survey to increase in brand value year-on-year, posting a 9 percent increase on average to $5.0 billion. New entrants in the ranking, Timberland and Converse, recorded 47 percent and 8 percent increases in brand value ...

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    HandsFree Labs gets $3 million in funding round


    HandsFree Labs , the Utah-based company that partnered with Nike to create the Go FlyEase laceless clog due to become available on on Apr. 30 for $120 per pair, has raised $3 million in a new round of funding led by the Frazier Group . ...

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    Uzbekistan to produce Nike and Adidas footwear for Asia, Europe


    The Uzbek company SinoInternational has inked an agreement to produce 3 million pairs of shoes in total under the Nike and Adidas names at its new factory in the Andijan region starting from the fourth quarter of 2021. The facility is expected to achieve full production in ...

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    Digitalization fast-tracks transformation of B2C relationships


    The Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdowns have led fashion companies to accelerate on digitalization, leading to profound long-term changes both in digital and in brick-and-mortar retail in a rapidly changing environment. Such acceleration in the digital shift deeply impacted not only B2B relations, but also the B2C world, ...

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    Footwear companies take sustainability in their stride


    Hardly a day goes by without a footwear company or a component supplier announcing a more sustainable product, a recycling program or an environmentally-friendly scheme. Such a flurry of initiatives is motivated by growing consumer and regulatory pressure as well as greater corporate consciousness. Nevertheless, the shift to more sustainable ...

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    Nike and Converse file lawsuit against nearly 600 websites


    Nike and its Converse subsidiary have filed the biggest lawsuit of the kind, accusing the 186 operators of 589 websites as well as 676 social media accounts for allegedly infringing on various trademarks and attempting to sell “falsely labeled” counterfeit products under their own brand names and that of ...

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    ​El Corte Inglés offers e-commerce support to third parties


    The Spanish department store El Corte Inglés is in talks with 100 brands to become their e-commerce partner, according to the Spanish daily Cinco Dias . But, no deals have been struck yet, it added, citing the company. The retailer would rely on its logistics platform to guarantee ...

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    StockX sees ‘remarkable’ growth in Q3


    StockX , the online resale exchange for sneakers and streetwear, counted 25 million global monthly visitors to its platform in the third quarter and “continues to grow at a remarkable rate” as the resale market expands globally. In a third-quarter snapshot looking at its international performance, StockX noted that ...

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    LGBTQ collections become mainstream for the fashion, sportswear industry


    The LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual and queer) fashion market has been growing over the last decade. In recent years, an unprecedented number of mainstream brands have begun to release LGBTQ collections.

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    Global children’s footwear market seen up annual 4% to 2024


    The global market for children’s footwear is expected to grow by $8.65 billion between 2020 and 2024, representing an average annual increase of almost 4 percent, with the launch of exclusive designer footwear being instrumental in driving the market higher, according to the research and advisory firm Technavio . ...

  • WGSN Future Consumer 2022

    ​WGSN sees three major consumer groups emerging from the crisis


    The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated societal changes and is forcing industries worldwide to adapt to the resulting changes in consumption. Thus, WGSN has set out to predict what consumers will be looking for in the next couple of years.

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    Zeis Excelsa wants to become a platform for Italian brands


    Zeis Excelsa , an Italian firm based in Montegranaro, in the Marche region, is aiming to grow by an annual average of 25 percent over the next three years to 2022 by becoming a platform for Italian footwear brands. As a former president of Anci , the Italian shoe industry ...